Dmitry Koltsov spent most of his life with two feet planted on a board.
His ability to pull off precise tricks and flips while vaulting through the air on a snowboard earned him a place on the podium at Russian championship meets and international competitions. Friends said his daredevil nature also made him a hero at skate parks in Southern California.
He’d even taken his talents to the ocean, working as a surf instructor in Bali and later Los Angeles.
Friends said Koltsov was hopping off a board in downtown Los Angeles on June 10 with a group of other skaters when a Kia Sorrento drove toward them. Neither Koltsov nor his friends knew the man approaching them.
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Let’s not forget the other man randomly killed by gunman just before recent deputy shooting. Dmitry Kolstov was a Russian snowboarding champion & selfless friend who came to US to pursue his passions. @JamesQueallyLAT has must-read front-page profile https://t.co/4RDhWUVsOh
— Maya Lau 🦅 (@mayalau) June 24, 2019